Introduction to phenomenology retreat
Sometimes our experiences are different from what we know to be true. For example, we say, “the sun rises and sets,” while we know the earth is actually rotating. Phenomenology is a branch of philosophy that investigates the way human beings experience phenomena in the world. At this introduction to phenomenology retreat participants will have an opportunity to explore the nature of their sensory and perceptual experiences.
workshop participants will gain insight into four categories
that shape our everyday lives:
- Space – Can a person experience space alone, or do people merely experience objects in space?
- Time – What does it mean when we say “time drags” or “time flies?” How does our experience affect the way we perceive time?
- Memory – How do we recall events and what is the nature of memory?
- Future – How do we think about and anticipate future events?
Specially crafted exercises will give participants an opportunity to look, perhaps for the first time, at the way they are experiencing things. It is sure to be both surprising and delightful. Participants will also have an opportunity to share and compare their experiences with others.